My music attempts to excite the soul with simple powerful rhythms. I aim to make the most moving music that can ever be heard. Ambitious! Influences are mainly anything on Kompakt and the atmospheric sounds we hear every day – rarely listened to. ChintzBaby on the net represents all my musical dabblings since I started tinkering with musical ideas on a 4 Yamaha track cassette recorder in 1989. I chose ChintzBaby some time ago, it was a nice combination of two words not found on google at the time – now very different!
Email chintzbaby at chintzbaby dot com for more info.
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July 11th, 2023 : ArchSaidiam ReMix – A ReMix of ArchSaidiam, with all the best bits!
July 3rd, 2023 : TotDrawerIsch ReMix – Experimental ReMix of TotDrawerIsch.
APRIL 26, 2023 : Layered Pianisimo – An experiment into what might happen if I had five piano tracks all at different lengths, layered on one another. I think it might just have worked/doesn't sound terrible.
AUGUST 4, 2022 : Purple Poinsettia EP – My latest OFFICIAL release of my latest stuff. Seen/heard here already of course, but now you can buy the album and/or each track from all the usual outlets on the interwebs. Available on YouTube and will eventually rattle round the world. Eventually.
JUNE 14, 2022 : CosyMaToesSki – A litling combo of rhythmic piano and soft sax, just ideal for lazy summer days!
FEBRUARY 25, 2022 : Here is my latest offering BartonBelongKa – here is a description : "As it starts with a simple unvarying kick in your ears, the track melds slowly into atmospheric wierdness, transpiling to the beat, again, again, then the mood slows (while the beat goes on, and on) until … listen …" One day I shall learn how to write that sort of flowery gumph a lot better.
JANUARY 5, 2022 : Happy New Year and to celebrate here is a bit of a banger called HellowedPurpleBing! Available on BandCamp for only a quid. Inflation and energy prices are all going up, but my tracks are inflation-proof, so they will stay exactly as they were. Cool.
DECEMBER 8, 2021 A moody, slightly atmospheric piano piece. Different from what I usually do, but the same somehow. Some nice pianoey bits – listen to it a few times, it’ll get nicely lodged in your head!
SEPTEMBER 2, 2021 A nice bouncy one!
NOVEMBER 2, 2020 Available from all good, and bad (ie free) music sites - Google it - its eveywhere! All completely sample free, and using Open Source electronic instruments (legally and scrumtiously free!). The "sync" bit means that some fabbo film, TV and influencers can use it for a fat fee! How abut that? Contact my people at CD-Baby.
APRIL 26, 2020 Nice and short, and woefully uncompressed.
FEBRUARY 12, 2020 On a Crunchy tip!
JANUARY 13, 2020 A nice longish one : ClangerTingGo. I promise they’ll get shorter and snappier as the year progresses.
SEPTEMBER 23, 2019 A bit minimalist, always trying to see if Kompakt might be interested, yer never know.
SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 A quirky little thing with quite a complex rhythm and a bit of a tune too. Oh, and no intro – straight in! As always, made with Ardour and VCV-Rack, good old open source, free software. I’ve run out of space on Soundcloud, so I thought I’d bung new stuff onto Bandcamp, where people can pay me for me musak. Or just listen to it on one of the myriad ‘devices’ we all have.
FEBRUARY 22, 2019 A minimalist techno thing I’ve created, just for your ol’ lugoles. This is the first of a minimal few that I’ve started on for … ta da! The Incredibly Challenging Third Album! Really, I have one album out on iTunes, Amazon et-ceter-ah, and one on Bandcamp, and where should I bung this ICTA? Maybe I’ll try the new SoundCloud Pro which promises full distribution and all that. Makes little difference, but I do like bunging my stuff Out There occasionally. My teenage self would be very proud, aaah. Anyway, enjoy that one, and keep checking for more tracks!
OCTOBER 23, 2018 The only track here to have a decent name.
AUGUST 11, 2018 Yes, 5/4! I think it sounds really quite fab, if you like repetitive piano like I do. Proabably sounds a whole lot better on a CD rather than on SoundCloud and tinny speakers, but it’s pretty much all there nevertheless. As per usual, all done with Ardour, the percussion care of VCV Rack and the bass and strings from the very lovely ZynAddSubFX. Let me know what you think – and hear all my choons at soundcloud.com/chintzbaby, or the list of latest tunes on the SoundCloud panel on the right of this page under the CD-Baby link, just click on the top track and listen away. Actually, it looks like I might have enough tracks now to start thinking about possibly looking into the idea of … releasing the Difficult Second Album – crikey bobs, it might be a goer – watch this space!
NOVEMBER 3, 2017 From the Album SyncMoleSkyneChyno, here is a carefully crafted video.
NOVEMBER 3, 2017 From the Album SyncMoleSkyneChyno, here is another carefully crafted video.
AUGUST 3, 2018 A Curation … is an experiment in using stock things – stock sound loops from Apple, a stock black cat via Pixabay and stock video loops from Ignite Motion, all royalty free. All except Magenta Mole, which exclusively uses one ZynAddSubFX synth. All composition is ChintzBaby’s, which is the best bit. Thanks to : Apple, IgniteMotion, Mark McCurry, Harald Hvaal (ZynAddSubFX), Mike Monday, Gerhard Lengeling and Chris Adam (eMagic Logic original developers) and Dan Dennedy (ShotCut). None of whom knows me. Lovely cat from : OpenClipart-Vectors.
A video of Blue Mouse from the album A Curation of Curious Creatures
A video of Green Bear from the album A Curation of Curious Creatures
A video of Crimson Rabbit from the album A Curation of Curious Creatures
A video of Red Monkey from the album A Curation of Curious Creatures
A video of Purple Giraffe from the album A Curation of Curious Creatures
A video of Black Cat from the album A Curation of Curious Creatures
A video of Violet Vole from the album A Curation of Curious Creatures
A video of White Elephant from the album A Curation of Curious Creatures
A video of Magenta Mole from the album A Curation of Curious Creatures
1990's A Propellerhead ReBirth 338 jobby, see Charabanc.
1990's A Propellerhead ReBirth 338 jobby, see Charabanc.
1990's This, I think, was done on a Propellerhead ReBirth 338. I managed to stuff it full of random piano and string samples (a "mod") and played about with it until it sounded almost musical.
1990's An early attempt to be a muso. I thought cut'n'paste was New and Exciting back then.
1990's Another early attempt to be a muso, cutin' an' a pasting.
1990's A jolly little ditty. "Version" was a TDK SA C90 tape on which I recorded my best work, you can hear the wow and flutter, it's the only copy of my early work, on a cassette tape. Urgh.
1990's Another overwrought angst-filled song "sung" by me. Amazed that I kept that acoustic guitar going all through the song. A real bass guitar too.
1990's Ok, another on of my songs what I wrote and had to sing myself. I learnt to play harmonica for this, kinda. And the electric guitar, which I still have, a Hohner one. Possibly the tin whistle you can hear is also real. Virtuoso!
1990's A long, slow track, moving about with a nice tune, inspired most likely by Tangerine Dream.
1990's This is a nice tune, all on the black keys as I remember!
1990's A QY10 jobby again, and also maybe using a Yamaha TG-100 for the squelchy sounds.
1990's A QY10 jobby again, catchy title.
1990's Probably the best piano tune you will ever hear. I recorded the piano on the QY10 and had to stop when it ran out of memory. I wish I had the original QY10 data for this but alas, no. This is the only copy I have of this song, which is from a TDK SA C90 tape.
1990's This is a bit special to me for all kinds of reasons. It had two sets of lyrics, the first being overly religous and the second all about a fine young lady I was seeing at the time. This is the second version. The first is lost, oh dear :)
1990's Ah, right, this is my first ever decent recording of a song I wrote, and I insisted on "singing" it myself.
14th January 1992 Another QY10 fellow. This one got played at a party! People danced and everything.
21st September 1991 Another QY10 chap, probably created when I was working in America.
1990's Probaby my first experiment with the Yamaha QY10, the first portable programmable synth. Sounds good to me, even with the stock General Midi sounds.
1990's This is the very first recording I ever made, using my home-built Transendant 2000 synth, as used by New Order at the time. Possibly a BOSS Dr Rhythm drum machine and some clever slowing down of a guitar to sound like a bass. I'd forgotten I sing on this. And there's some echo on it as well. Crikey.